We are working on the resumption of the full-fledged work of the "Uzhgorod" airport by the end of this year, - Volodymyr Omelyan
Today, on July 10, 2018, UkSATSE and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) signed a contract for the certification of UkSATSE according to the norms of the European Union (EU). The UkSATSE certification was initiated by the Slovak side in the context of creating conditions for the use of the airspace of the Slovak Republic while operating "Uzhgorod" airport and recognition UkSATSE as navigation services provider on the territory of the Slovak Republic.
The signing of a treaty took place in the presence of Volodymyr Omelyan, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine in Strasbourg (France).
The Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine thanked to the UkSATSE team, leded by Dmitry Babeychuk and to the European Aviation Safety Agency for successful cooperation aimed on the development of Ukrainian aviation in accordance with European norms and standards.
"The issue of the resumption of the full-fledged work of the "Uzhgorod" airport is priority for the Ministry. We received a specific task from the President of Ukraine – by the end of 2018, we have to launch air connection with Zakarpattia region. Today UkSATSE and EASA signed the Contract, which will contribute to the fulfillment of conditions and international requirements for flight operation to the "Uzhgorod" airport. We are working on the resumption of the full-fledged work of the "Uzhgorod" airport by the end of this year", - Volodymyr Omelyan stressed.
"Today UkSATSE as a provider of air navigation services in Ukraine has signed a contract with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in the realm of certification. This step is crucial. It starts process of certification of UkSATSE services for compliance with the norms of the European Union, "- Dmitry Babeychuk said.
Patrick Ky, Executive Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), during a bilateral meeting with Volodymyr Omelyan at the 36th plenary session of the European Civil Aviation Conference positively noted the signing of the contract for UkSATSE certification in accordance with EU standards.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is an agency of the European Union with regulatory and executive tasks in the sphere of civil aviation security. The headquarters is in Cologne (Germany).
EASA was established on July 15, 2002 and fully earned in 2008. The organization took over the functions of the United Aviation Authority (JAA). The countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) had received access to participation in this organization.
The responsibility of EASA includes the analysis and research of security operators, the issuance of permits to foreign operators, the provision of advice for the revision of EU legislation, the implementation and monitoring of safety rules (including research in member states), the provision of typical certification to aircraft and components, and the approval of organizations involved in design, production and support of aeronautical products.